Nick Kingham Overcomes Slow Start In Trenton
Jul23

Nick Kingham Overcomes Slow Start In Trenton

Nick Kingham was on the mound for Altoona tonight as they took on the Trenton Thunder on the road. The game was delayed at the beginning due to a heavy downpour about a half hour before first pitch was scheduled. With the delay setting the game back 15 minutes, it looked like Kingham was off his game in the first inning, but he settled down for the next 4 2/3 innings, turning a poor beginning into a nice overall appearance. This is...

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Tony Sanchez and Vic Black Impress in the Triple-A All-Star Game
Jul18

Tony Sanchez and Vic Black Impress in the Triple-A All-Star Game

Last night was the Triple-A All-Star game, which saw three members of the Pittsburgh Pirates organization with strong performances. Tony Sanchez was the starting catcher for the International League All-Stars, while Kris Johnson and Vic Black each made an appearance on the mound. The player of the game was Sanchez. That’s not just out of the three Indianapolis Indians representatives. Sanchez was named the Top Star for the...

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GCL Notes: First Looks at Austin Meadows and Nick Buckner
Jul10

GCL Notes: First Looks at Austin Meadows and Nick Buckner

The GCL Pirates beat the GCL Blue Jays 9-8 today in a game that featured 28 hits, including 12 extra base hits. Today was the first time I had a chance to see first round pick Austin Meadows and 14th round pick Nick Buckner. I’ve got thoughts on those two players below, along with thoughts on first rounder Reese McGuire, who I’ve seen several times now. Austin Meadows Meadows went 1-for-4 on the day with a single. He just...

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West Virginia Scores Three In Ninth To Win Series Finale 5-4 Over Lakewood
Jun30

West Virginia Scores Three In Ninth To Win Series Finale 5-4 Over Lakewood

The West Virginia Power took the four series in Lakewood today, with a comeback win, giving them three wins against the BlueClaws in this set and they have now beat them in 13 of 16 meetings this year. Down 4-2 going into the ninth inning, the Power drew three straight walks to start the frame. After a sacrifice fly made it 4-3, Ashley Ponce hit what looked to be a game-ending double play, but the second baseman threw it away,...

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West Virginia Bats Disappear During Creasy’s Impressive Outing
Jun29

West Virginia Bats Disappear During Creasy’s Impressive Outing

After winning the first two games of the four game series against the Lakewood BlueClaws, the West Virginia Power couldn’t push across a run in a 3-0 loss. Jason Creasy had a strong outing, which included just two baserunners allowed and six strikeouts. The bullpen took the loss, giving up two runs in the sixth and one in the seventh. The Power had eight hits and a walk, but two Lakewood pitchers combined for the shutout. The...

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West Virginia Wins 8-6 In Heredia’s Second Start
Jun29

West Virginia Wins 8-6 In Heredia’s Second Start

The West Virginia Power won game two of their four game series against the Lakewood BlueClaws by an 8-6 score. Luis Heredia made his second start of the season and lasted just four innings due to his pitch count, which was run up by a long second inning. The game didn’t get under way until two and a half hours after the scheduled first pitch due to a rain delay. Once it started, the Power bats scored eight runs on ten hits and a...

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